Panthers ship Stralman to Coyotes
The Florida Panthers have traded veteran defenseman Anton Stralman, prospect Vladislav Kolyachonok, and a 2024 second-round pick to the Arizona Coyotes for a 2023 seventh-rounder, the teams announced Monday.
Stralman, 34, has one year left on his contract carrying a $5.5-million cap hit, per CapFriendly. He agreed to waive his modified no-trade clause to facilitate the move, according to TSN's Pierre LeBrun.
Meanwhile, the rebuilding Coyotes continue to use their cap space to build draft capital. They've already taken on the unwanted contracts of Andrew Ladd, Shayne Gostisbehere, Loui Eriksson, Antoine Roussel, and Jay Beagle.
Arizona had three second-round picks in this year's draft, it has five in 2022, two third-round picks in 2023, and now two second-rounders in 2024.
The Coyotes need bodies to play this season and also need to get to the cap floor.
Stralman registered three goals and six assists in 38 games last season while averaging 18:57 of ice time per contest. He cleared waivers in March and was a healthy scratch at times during the campaign, including the team's playoff opener against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Kolyachonok was a second-round pick by the Panthers in 2019. The defenseman registered six points in 46 games with CSKA Moscow of the KHL this past season.